Why we are preparing for a light railway
In 2050, the light rail system will be expected to transport 80,000 a day. It is difficult for buses to handle so many travellers. What is more, a light railway requires relatively little space making it particularly appropriate in densely built cities.
Good for urban development
The light railway is evidence of our long-term desire to develop attractive urban environments and good communications. Furthermore, it provides good conditions for growth as it creates opportunities for more workplaces, homes and shops.
A light railway is powered by electricity which helps reduce carbon emissions. Electric power is energy-efficient and consumption per traveller is low. In addition, no particles are thrown up from the street ensuring a cleaner street environment. Both the infrastructure and the vehicles have a long life expectancy.
Light railway vehicles are both very comfortable and easily accessible. The light railway runs on a fixed route, making it is easy for new passengers to find the stops.